• 2020-2021 Board of Education Budget Quick Notes 


    April 2, 2020

    Town Council / Budget Meeting / Virtual Meeting

    The Town Council meeting was held as a virtual meeting because of the COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic.

    The Town Council voted on and approved the following BOE 2020-2021 budget:

    Board of Education Operating Budget $81,122,213

    Board of Education Health Insurance Budget $9,758,415

    Total $90,880,628

    The motion was approved with eight votes in favor and four votes against. It was noted that the BOE Operating Budget of $81,122,213 was reduced by $1,143,000 from the Board of Finance approved budget of $82,265,213.

     


    March 31, 2020

    Town Council / Budget Meeting / Virtual Meeting

    The Town Council meeting was held as a virtual meeting because of the COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic.

    More than 50 members of the public presented comments to the Town Council on the BOE budget, and over 40 of those spoke in support of the proposed budget, and were in support of including the change in school start/stop times in the budget. Following public comments, members of the TC discussed the uncertainty of the current financial situation due to the pandemic.

     


    March 26, 2020

    Town Council / Budget Meeting / Virtual Meeting

    The Town Council meeting was held as a virtual meeting because of the COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic.

    Thirteen individuals spoke, most in support of the proposed Board of Education (BOE) budget.

    BOE chair Katrina Parkhill thanked the school administration and staff for their hard work and commitment during the pandemic crisis. Beginning its budget presentation to the Town Council, Dr. Bryan Luizzi recognized members of the Cabinet and invited them to present updates. Dr. Luizzi then discussed the BOE budget process. Some of the areas covered included steps taken for budget efficiencies, enrollment projections, school schedules and student health and wellness, and budget comparisons with other districts. He answered question from the TC that included such topics as school start/end time costs, health insurance, teachers and bus driver union contracts, internal service funds, working with the Town to find cost saving areas, and cost savings from the closing of school buildings during the pandemic.

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    March 5, 2019

    Board of Finance / Vote on Budget / Town Hall

    • The BOF voted on and approved $92,023,628 for the BOE Operating Budget for 2020-2021.
    • The approved 2020-2021 BOE Operating Budget reflects a .64% increase in its annual budget.
    • The BOF budget realizes a .83% reduction – a decrease of $752,136 - to the BOE’s originally proposed 2020-2020 Operating Budget of $92,775,764.
    • The $752,136 decrease to the BOE’s proposed budget consists of:
      - Shifting reserve funding totaling $527,136 for employee benefits from the district’s internal service fund to the Town’s general fund.
      - Reducing $50,000, to be identified through salaries
      - Realizing an additional $175,000 in turnover savings from retirement and other shifts in staffing profiles.
    • The budget will now be reviewed by the Town Council, with the next budget meeting taking place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Town Hall.

    March 3, 2020

    Board of Finance / Public Hearing / Town Hall

    At its Budget Public Hearing, the Board of Finance heard statements from the public regarding the BOE’s 2020-2021 proposed budget. Those overwheliming majority of the public who spoke, voices support for the BOE and its budget, strongly encouraging the BOF to pass the budget as is, particularly with the inclusion of the additional amount earmarked for school start and end times. 

    The BOF will vote on the budget at its next scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 5, after which it will be reviewed by the Town Council.

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    February 6, 2020

    Board of Finance / Budget Meeting / Town Hall

    The Board of Education’s 2020-2021 proposed operating and capital budget was presented before the Board of Finance at the Town Hall.The BOF was asked to submit any further questions to the BOE for review prior to the next budget discussion with the BOE. 
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    January 21, 2020


    BOE Meeting, NCHS 

    • The Board of Education approved the Superintendent's Proposed 2020-2021 Budget by a 6-1 vote, with one abstention.
    • The BOE’s Proposed 2020-2021 of $92,775,764 represents a 1.47% increase over the current year. 
    • The BOE’s 2020-2021 Budget captures a $1,927,153 savings in employee benefits.
    • The school start and end times initiative adds $954,521 to the BOE’s 2020-2021 budget.
    • The budget will now proceed to the town funding bodies for review/approval.